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Hypericum japonicum Thunb.
Family Clusiaceae
Hypericum japonicum Thunb. APNI*

Description: Prostrate or decumbent herb to 15 cm high.

Leaves frequently clustered, obovate to oblong, 2–8 mm long, hardly stem-clasping.

Inflorescence a terminal cyme of 1–3 flowers or more usually flowers axillary and solitary; flowers 3–8 mm diam., yellow to orange; pedicels 4–5 mm long. Sepals and petals usually 2–5 mm long. Stamens 20–30, free, not persistent.

Capsule 3-valved, smooth, to 7 mm long.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places on the coast and ranges; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by C. Miller (1990)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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